On the 11th of December 2016 I tried out for the Awesome Walls Ace Squad and, thankfully, I got in!
Sorry about this being a bit late 🙂
I would really like 2017 to be an amazing year for my climbing progress and I have decided to make five new years resolutions to help me improve.
#1- Blog Every Sunday
Even though this is not a climbing goal, it is something I would love to do in the new year as I really enjoy writing these blogs and, hopefully, it would partly motivate me to train so that I have even more to blog about.
A couple of weeks ago when I was looking at my Twitter feed I saw a post that caught my attention about a “Smart Climbing Sensor and Personal Coach” called “The Whipper”. I instantly went over to their website, http://thewhipper.com, to take a look because it sounded cool.
On Saturday 16 January I went to the BMC National Academy at The Depot climbing centre in Manchester. These academies are open to climbers who finish in the top 10 in the YCS final or make it to the final in one of the Open Youth competitions (leading or bouldering). As was 6th in the YCS and made the final 3 times in the Open Youth Boulder comps I was invited.
On Saturday I went to The Climbing Unit in Derby for a BMC Regional Academy training session. You get invited to these extra sessions if you come in a podium position in your regions YCS qualifying rounds. The theme for this day was “Climbing Smart” and was run by Tom Greenall, Lucinda Whittaker and Dave Mason.